Deputy Manager: EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub (fixed term)

Closing Date
Monday, 9th December 2019
Job Type
Administrative Professional & Managerial
£40322 to £49553 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for a new Deputy Manager post, which has been created within the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub at the University of Nottingham. This role is to support the Manager of the Hub with day-to-day operations, including project reporting, financial management, organising outreach events and providing leadership to administrative and business development staff. The Hub aims to engage academics from across the UK with a broad range of industrial partners to deliver a step change in the production of polymer matrix composites. The Hub is led by the University of Nottingham and University of Bristol and includes 12 other leading UK universities, 4 High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres, supported by 18 leading companies from the composites sector. 

We are looking for a dynamic and confident individual to join the Management Group to ensure all major projects within the Hub are delivered on time, within budget and to the required standard. The successful candidate will have excellent project management and analytical skills and will have some experience of managing large collaborative projects within a higher education institution or within a research context. Applicants with other management experience are encouraged to apply, but must demonstrate a strong track record of engaging with research funding bodies (such as Innovate UK, ATI or BIS) and the higher education sector. Experience of working on collaborative projects within the UK and EU is also desirable.

Candidates should be educated to degree level in a relevant subject and have some experience within a similar role, managing medium to large-scale projects through all stages of the project life cycle. This role also requires excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills with the ability to prioritise workloads. Excellent organisational skills, the ability to run multiple projects and excellent attention to detail are also essential for this role. Further information on the duties for the post and the experience and qualifications required can be found on the attached job role profile.

The post is initially offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 2 years. There is the opportunity for this to be extended based on the funding agreement with the EPSRC. Hours of work are full time (36.25) per week, however job share arrangements may be considered.

The University of Nottingham is committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. We strive to provide a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes. We also offer an excellent holiday allowance of 30 days per year, plus additional university closure days and bank holidays.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Lee Harper . Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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